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know, maybe they aren't able to access medicare. they have the means to buy their own healthcare. >> i know we can't afford to spend $690 billion on the defense, but there are smart ways and dumb ways to cut defense spending. for example, we still have bases all throughout western europe that there hasn't been a threat to western europe since 1989. >> beyond that, he didn't want to hurt the speaker's ability to craft a deal. >> i'm trying not to paint us in too many boxes where i paint john boehner in a box that tells him what to do. >> boehner himself didn't care to negotiate cuts on camera. >> again, we will have that conversation with the president. we don't need to have it here. >> there will be an opportunity to speak privately and perhaps look at real numbers when treasury secretary tim geithner comes up here to capitol hill to meet with the top four congressional leaders individually. bret? >> bret: mike, thanks. one item that may or may not be on the table, social security. republicans and democrats do not even agree on whether the program needs immediate reform. chief national
in richmond, virginia, to consider a claim by liberty university that the president healthcare law violates the school's religious freedoms. liberty says the claims should be evaluated in light of the supreme court decision of holding the law this summer. $42 billion is new york state's new price tag for super storm sandy. the storm hit exactly four weeks ago. tonight senior correspondent rick leventhal returns where he rode out the storm to show us how it looks now. >> there are waves of water rushing down washington avenue. >> hurricane sandy hit point pleasant beach, new jersey, it leveled the dunes. dumping two to three feet of sand on ocean avenue. four weeks later most of the sand is cleared. but just getting started. the white sands hotel suffered extensive damages estimated at over $1 million. a mini golf course was wrecked. toys and stuffed animal prizes are piled up in a parking lot. many homes east of the railroad tracks were swamped and need gut renovation. newer houses like maryland maddens were built higher and survived. people didn't raise the houses here because they said my
and they want better healthcare. >> i am bothered by the argument. because let's just play that all the way out. if you could just get rid of unions, and then give all the power to the people, you know, the wal-marts of the world. >> or people basically saying the workers cannot unite to negotiate. >> not just find another job. they could go to another job and have the same problem. they cleckively negotiate. that is how they get power. >> we do have shoa laws and worker protective laws and we have minimum hourly wages. you say the safeguards aren't enough? >> it's not about the safeguards. this is about whether or not they can collectively come together and to make demands to the employer. i argue they should do that and the national labor relations board should have no say in that as far as i'm concerned. charles says you have safety concerns, that is one thing. set up where people can picket. but the idea to tell them whether they can protest or not i don't know how that is constitutional. >> i'm worried about the safety of the picketers to be crushed by shoppers. >> shannon: thanks, panel.
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and medicaid and the healthcare sending. nothing comes close. social security we could probably fix the same way tip o'neil and ronald reagan sat down together and they could figure something out. that is manageable. medicare and medicaid, massive problem down the road. that is where -- that is what our children have to worry about. >> when president obama was first elected he talk about the way it would bring down deficit. the campaign promise is to cut the deficit in half. he said he would do it by focusing at the center of his proposal, going to be entitlement reform. we have seen none of that. more than four years. >> bret: interesting op-ed by bill archer and chris cox in "wall street journal" saying that the real outlay is $86 trillion of unfunded liabilities. obligations when you include all of the federal government, what it owes. that is obviously dwarfs the $16 trillion in debt we hold. >> which raises the question why are republicans allowing the entire debate to be about taxes? and about the war among republicans over holding the line on the norquist pledge or not. when what obam
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